San Clemente 80 Exceptional
San Clemente Livability #88 ranked city in California#3,247 ranked city in the USARanks better than 88% of areas
A+ San Clemente Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F San Clemente Cost of Living Cost of living is 32% higher than California
San Clemente
18484% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
San Clemente cost of living
A San Clemente Crime Total crime is 43% lower than California
Total crime
1,48137% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6837% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
San Clemente crime
B+ San Clemente Employment Household income is 52% higher than California
Median household income
$97,21076% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$51,56673% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%25% lower than the US average
San Clemente employment
D- San Clemente Housing Home value is 96% higher than California
Median home value
$801,100334% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,69679% higher than the US average
Home ownership
64%1% higher than the US average
San Clemente real estate or San Clemente rentals
A San Clemente Schools HS graduation rate is 18% higher than California
High school grad. rates
94%14% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
23:146% higher than the US average
San Clemente K-12 schools
A+ San Clemente User Ratings There are a total of 9 ratings in San Clemente
Overall user rating
89% 9 total ratings
User reviews rating
75% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
98% 7 total surveys
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      Living in San Clemente, CA

      San Clemente, California is a medium-sized city with a population of 65,082 people. San Clemente has a population density of 3,546 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. The majority of San Clemente residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 84% of the population considered married and 58% with kids under the age of 18, San Clemente could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Are you trying to figure out if living in San Clemente is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before moving to any new city in California, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around San Clemente, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, cost of living, housing and more.

      The livability score in San Clemente is 78/100 and the city is ranked in the 89th percentile of all cities across America. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in San Clemente could be a great choice! There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. San Clemente ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), weather (A-), education (B+) and employment (B+). Regrettably for San Clemente, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (F) and housing (D-).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy San Clemente on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: San Clemente Pier, San Clemente State Beach, and San Onofre State Beach.

      Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. San Clemente has a violent crime rate of 139 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

      Assuming that San Clemente meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in San Clemente. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in San Clemente are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in San Clemente come in at $801,100, which is 95.7% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In San Clemente, the home price to income ratio is 8.2, which is 28.1% higher than the California average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the San Clemente area were 5.8% and 5 year appreciation rates were 6.3%.

      San Clemente transportation information

      StatisticSan ClementeCaliforniaNational
      Average one way commute29min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work72.7%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.2%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.5%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.1%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home12.8%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The San Clemente, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).